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    SADOW: Poison Pill Threatens Beneficial Higher Ed Reform

SADOW: Poison Pill Threatens Beneficial Higher Ed Reform

The seemingly contradictory actions within the Louisiana House of Representatives continue a disappointing session for higher education reform, highlighting a poison pill that threatens to negate otherwise far-reaching beneficial changes.

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    SADOW: I Like Jindal’s Executive Order Just Fine

SADOW: I Like Jindal’s Executive Order Just Fine

Producing both good politics and policy, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order essentially promulgating the contents of HB 707, the Marriage and Conscience Act, also leaves some legislators a bit

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    SADOW: Common Core Wins By A TKO In Louisiana This Year

SADOW: Common Core Wins By A TKO In Louisiana This Year

In the parlance of the recent fight between Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney, in Louisiana the winner by technical knockout was pro-Common Core State Standards Initiatives advocates, creating two distinct

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    SADOW: There Is No Good Argument Against Bishop’s Paycheck Protection Bill

SADOW: There Is No Good Argument Against Bishop’s Paycheck Protection Bill

As there is no intellectually defensible reason why labor unions should receive special privileges from taxpayers, hopefully enough legislators will come to see why paycheck protection promotes the public good

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    SADOW: Are Democrats Starting To Give Up On John Bel Edwards?

SADOW: Are Democrats Starting To Give Up On John Bel Edwards?

Presented with a quandary about whether to support their party in this year’s gubernatorial contest, Democrats are responding in a way forecasting that if the front-runner doesn’t win there won’t

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    SADOW: Conservatives, Meet You Best Friend In The Legislature…John Alario?

SADOW: Conservatives, Meet You Best Friend In The Legislature…John Alario?

Oddly, if not ironically, conservatives may end up having Sen. Pres. John Alario to thank for keeping the focus on right-sized, sensible government in Louisiana as the state grapples with a

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SADOW: Our Legislature Is Getting Dumber On Higher Education

  SADOW: Our Legislature Is Getting Dumber On Higher Education

While budgetary constraints present in this cycle could have pressured Louisiana to embark on a long overdue and needed reshaping

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SADOW: The Caddo Commission’s Fiscal Incontinence Continues

  SADOW: The Caddo Commission’s Fiscal Incontinence Continues

Seven-hundreths of a mill isn’t a lot, but it may have saved the taxpayers’ mother’s milk to the Biomedical Research

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SADOW: At The Legislature, Some Bills Keep Coming Back Like Herpes

  SADOW: At The Legislature, Some Bills Keep Coming Back Like Herpes

It’s not that bad bills make it into law in Louisiana – it happens far too often. It’s that you

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SADOW: Little Political Benefit In Thursday’s Hodgepodge Of Tax Bills

  SADOW: Little Political Benefit In Thursday’s Hodgepodge Of Tax Bills

If Louisiana’s disease was a budget imbalance, it’s hard to see where the alleged cure of tax increases was not

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SADOW: Louisiana’s Democrat Hypocrites Are Leading The Charge To Raise Taxes On The Poor

  SADOW: Louisiana’s Democrat Hypocrites Are Leading The Charge To Raise Taxes On The Poor

Reaction – essentially, none – by some to increasing both sales and gasoline taxes shows the level of partisan hypocrisy

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SADOW: Violating The Law To Raise Your Taxes At Louisiana’s Legislature?

  SADOW: Violating The Law To Raise Your Taxes At Louisiana’s Legislature?

As the Louisiana Legislature embarks upon its version of spinning plates on top of poles, serious confusion stills reigns about

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SADOW: Better Save Medicaid Reform To Save The Rest Of Louisiana’s Budget

  SADOW: Better Save Medicaid Reform To Save The Rest Of Louisiana’s Budget

As long as quality is maintained in the provision of health care to the indigent, it’s not really important how

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SADOW: Let’s Have Some Mergers And Transparency Among Louisiana’s Pension Funds

  SADOW: Let’s Have Some Mergers And Transparency Among Louisiana’s Pension Funds

If you thought that the idiocy that surrounded the horrific investment decisions made by Louisiana’s Municipal Police Employees Retirement System

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SADOW: Beth Mizell’s Second Senate Run Is A Good Microcosm Of Louisiana Politics’ Evolution

  SADOW: Beth Mizell’s Second Senate Run Is A Good Microcosm Of Louisiana Politics’ Evolution

A presumed legislative semi-rematch from 2011 serves as a microcosm of whether Louisiana Republicans fully consolidate their status as the

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SADOW: Here Comes A Back-Door Attempt At Medicaid Expansion

  SADOW: Here Comes A Back-Door Attempt At Medicaid Expansion

Maybe the front door may seem closed, but the back door now is wide open for Louisiana health insurance ratepayers,

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SADOW: Killing The Motion Picture Tax Credit Is Going To Be Nightmarishly Difficult

  SADOW: Killing The Motion Picture Tax Credit Is Going To Be Nightmarishly Difficult

The only real conclusion observers could draw from the Louisiana Legislature’s initial attempt to reform its wasteful Motion Picture Investor

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SADOW: Maybe It’s Time To Phase Out Constables

  SADOW: Maybe It’s Time To Phase Out Constables

Legitimate questions about government waste and redundancy collide with electoral politics concerning the expanded ability of Caddo Parish constables to

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SADOW: The Grand Budget Bargain At The Legislature Is Going To Be Tough To Pull Off

  SADOW: The Grand Budget Bargain At The Legislature Is Going To Be Tough To Pull Off

As the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature continues, it seems more and more likely that worlds will collide concerning

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